Investigation underway after man shot at New Horizons emergency shelter

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A police cruiser stationed outside the New Horizons temporary homeless shelter, located inside the former police headquarters on Chestnut Street, following a shooting Saturday morning. Photo/Jeffrey Hastings


MANCHESTER, NH – Police are investigating a shooting that took place early Saturday outside of the temporary emergency homeless shelter on Chestnut Street.

On February 13, 2021, at approximately 8:45 a.m., Police received a report of a shooting in the area of 351 Chestnut St., the former police headquarters currently in use as an emergency shelter operated by New Horizons.

Arriving officers found a man 67, with a gunshot wound. He was transported to Elliot Hospital where he died.

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“We are currently working with local authorities in regard to this situation. At this time, our primary concern is the safety and well-being of our staff and our participants,” said Kyle Chumas, spokesman for the shelter.

Leadership and management were at the Chestnut Street outpost with authorities monitoring the site. Access to all three of New Horizon’s shelter facilities, including Chestnut Street, is currently being limited to staff and existing participants.

Chumas said normal intake at the 199 Manchester Street main shelter location would continue between 6 and 7 p.m.. For any new participants checking in, they will be assigned a bed at either the Manchester Street or Union Street location.

No further information was immediately available about the extent of the man’s injuries.

The investigation is active, police said. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Manchester Police at 603-668-8711.